Babbage Press Books

Most of the books published by Babbage Press fall under the horror or science fiction genre. Here are some books published by Babbage Press:

False Dawn:

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Chelsea Quinn Yarbro’s sci-fi novel is set in a post-apocalyptic world at the turn of the 21st century. It is the story of a mutant woman named Thea, and her journey with a human, Evan. Together, they hope to escape from the wicked forces and lead a safe life.

The Dark Country:

The Dark Country is a collection of fifteen short stories by Dennis Etchison. The mood and timbre of these stories is creepy and filled with horror. The title story in this collection was honored with the World Fantasy Award as well as the British Fantasy Award in a single year – a rare honor indeed!

The Height of the Scream:

Ramsey Campell is the author of this book. This book contains horror stories that can really make their way into the reader’s mind. A more detailed review of this book can be read at https://openlibrary.org/works/OL1840331W/The_height_of_the_scream.

Seeing Red:

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David J. Schow has written this book. This is Schow’s first collection of short stories, one or more of which has won the World Fantasy Award. “Coming Soon to a Theater Near You” is included in this book.

Crypt Orchids is another book by this same author.

 

 

Some other books from Babbage Press include Control Freak by Christa Faust, A Splendid Chaos by John Shirley, and A Song for Lya by George R. R. Martin.

A Bit About Charles Babbage

Charles Babbage

Charles Babbage was truly a great mind. Without him, the world would have been a very different place today. It is widely accepted that Babbage is the one who came up with the idea of a programmable computer. As a result, he has been given the well-deserved title of “father of the computer.”

Computers are so intrinsic to the world as we know it, that it is truly difficult to imagine a world without them today. They pervade almost every facet of our lives today, whether its finding directions on Mapquest, ordering custom products online at Zuniquely, or even driving a Tesla!

In the early 1800s, when Babbage was a young man, the field of science was not recognized as it is nowadays. Luckily for him, and for the world, Babbage was independently wealthy and did not have to worry about mundane things like earning money for sustenance purposes. Instead, he was able to pursue his many varied interests. He was a mathematician, scientist and economist, to name just a few of his interests. He was at one point a professor of Mathematics at Cambridge.

Babbage invented two different kinds of engines: a Difference Engine and an Analytical Engine. A model of one of the difference engines can be seen in action at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.

On a personal front, Babbage was very happily married to Georgiana Whitmore, whom he married against his father’s will. However, after 13 blissful years, Georgiana died. Babbage never remarried.